ZTE Corporation, a publicly-listed global provider of telecommunications equipment, network solutions and mobile devices has launched its Cloud UniCore Solution, which enables the virtualised operation of EPC/IMS core network equipment. Responding to changes in network load capacity, the Cloud UniCore Solution uses virtual platform technology to enable the flexible configuration and operation of network equipment, meeting the demanding network operation requirements of the age of 4G, big data, converged networks.
The ZTE Cloud UniCore Solution makes use of the latest network function virtualization (NFV) and software defined network (SDN) technologies. By decoupling software and hardware, it achieves the flexible scaling of network capacity and deployment of network services. These virtualising technologies help operators to easily deal with complicated and changeable network operations, and are the inevitable choice for future network developments.
The ZTE Cloud UniCore Solution has already completed its first virtual core network test with China Mobile. It successfully achieved the deployment of dynamic network elements, flexible capacity scaling, and the cloud-based management of virtual core network deployments. Through integration with other mainstream hardware platforms and cloud management systems, ZTE Cloud UniCore Solution also demonstrated its openness, a feature of great significance for future commercial networking.
Following the performance of ZTE Cloud UniCore Solution, China Mobile has selected ZTE as its virtualised core solutions partner.
With its virtual EPC and virtual IMS equipment, ZTE will be demonstrating the cloud/virtual network concept as well as VoLTE 4G voice and video services to visitors from all over the world at Mobile World Congress 2014 in Barcelona.
“We believe that this future network concept demonstration will be one of the communications network highlights at Barcelona,” said Mr. Liu Jianhua, CEO of ZTE’s Core Network Product Line. “ZTE Cloud UniCore Solution will now be sold worldwide, helping operators improve the comprehensive competitiveness of their 4G network operations.”